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Fishing Rocks on the Rocks!

 Aug 1st, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Aug 1st, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Big Walleyes at LOTW Minnesota!

North winds have stirred up the big fish. Many slot fish 20 inches and bigger reported along edges of reefs 28-32 feet or 29-34 feet over mud. Troll with a crank bait or drift with spinners baited with crawlers and leeches along Garden, Bridges, and Little Oak Island. Some charters have started to down rig with positive results. Also, try anchoring with a jig and frozen shiner in 30-33 feet along the CN border line closer to the South Shore near Pine Island. Red with white and hammered gold are the colors to try this week.

Water levels are high on the Rainy River. Strong currents are bringing minnows upstream and plenty of walleyes following. Casting from shore pulls in a limit. Sturgeon activity has been  increasing.

Up on the NW Angle, spinners baited with a chub has been the go to method. Try the reef around Little Oak, Four Blocks, and Falcon Island or rocks in Little Traverse Bay. 18-25 feet with red or hammered gold. Musky still active in top waters with Danny baits and cow girls.

Big Pike are on the prowl on the rocky islands and points, try them in 10′ to 17′ throwing cranks and Suicks.

Muskie action in the NW Angle has been incredible! Topwater, blades, Suicks, and crankbiats have been producing big fish and good numbers.

For more info on lodging, fishing, charters, and other summer fun, go to www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com

Get in that Last Minute Summer Trip

Get in that last minute summer trip.  With over 50 lodging facilities up at Lake of the Woods, there is typically last minute lodging and fishing charters available.  To find a resort last minute, try our lodging availability finder.  Simply enter in what part of the lake or river you want to stay, how many people and dates.  Resorts will respond back to your email with availability.

Check out our LODGING page and our HOT DEALS page on our website for current offers.

The Wilderness is Alive…
In More Ways than One!

There is always something fun going on up at Lake of the Woods in addition to the fishing.  Many of our resorts offer live music on weekends.  For a complete list on who is playing, check our calendar page at the Lake of the Woods Tourism website here.

Last Minute Openings…Fish and Learn from the Pros at Sportsman’s Lodge

The third-annual All-Star Walleye School will be in Lake of the Woods August 8-11, 2013. Anglers such as Kevin McQuoid, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Dan Stier, Eric Olson, Mark Courts, and Bill Shimota will be joining attendees at our very own Sportsman’s Lodge.

Everyone from novice to those with tournament experience are invited to join in the classroom where our anglers will be treating you to one-on-one and two-on-one sessions. Both lake and river techniques will be addressed.

Space is limited and packages include lodging. Pricing starts at $700 per person. Interested parties should contact Chip Leer at 218-547-4714 or e-mail: [email protected] The All-Star Walleye School is brought to you by Liddle Marketing Company and Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT).

Arnesen’s Rocky Point South Shore Classic and 6th Annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament

Arnesen’s Rocky Point will host the annual South Shore Classic Fishing Tournament on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Last year, more than $2K in cash and prizes was given. Early registration is encouraged for this year’s tournament. 
 
Saturday, August 31, 2013
– Two person teams
– $100 entry fee per person
– You will need to provide a digital camera for taking photos of walleye over 28 inches
– Fees included tournament hat, regulation ruler, banquet meal, drink ticket and gratuity
– 100% payout after expenses
– Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

** All teams must be pre-registered for the fishing tournament. Registration deadline is August 24, 2013. Call 1-800-535-7585 for information, registration and tournament regulations OR email [email protected]


Bring your group and relax on a Charter Boat

Charters make it so easy to enjoy all that Lake of the Woods has to offer!

Jump on a charter boat for a true Lake of the Woods adventure.  A charter boat takes the guess work out of it.  Most boats will accommodate up to 6 in addition to your captain.  Restroom is provided on board.  Some charters offer a shore lunch.  Check with your resort or outfitter when booking.

All rods, reels, tackle and bait are provided.  Fish cleaning is also available.

There are two decisions you need to make all day, what to wear and what to eat!  The rest of the day, reel in fish and make some memories!
Allow our Professional Fishing Guides prepare your Fresh Shore Lunch

Shore Lunch

When you come to the Walleye Capital of the World, get ready to eat some fresh walleyes.  Many of the resort guides offer a shore lunch during your fishing trip.  This typically means fresh walleye on an island surrounded by fresh air and nature.  Each fishing guide has his/her own special recipes.  Come join us for a Fish Fry…Lake of the Woods Style!

Shore Lunch!

Fresh Fish and fixin’s, shore luch at it’s best!
Come and get it…Shore Lunch!


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